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Moving Beyond “Just-So Stories”: Young Children Can Be Taught Basic Natural Selection

Children's natural curiosity can be harnessed to help even 5- and 6-year olds grasp some of the important scientific concepts involved in natural selection, researchers find. ... More>


Patching the Leaky Pipeline of Women in STEM

Explanations for the underrepresentation of women in science- and math-related careers abound, but a new article suggests these accounts may be missing a critical element: the breadth of women’s interests. ... More>


Why Do Giraffes Have Long Necks?


Why Do Giraffes Have Long Necks?

Anyone who has seen this majestic creature in the wild, nibbling away at the top of an acacia tree, has to marvel at the wonder of evolution. The giraffe’s long […]... More>


Douglas L. Medin

Northwestern University William James Fellow Award Best known for his research on concepts and categorization, Doug Medin studies how our ideas of the natural world develop, examining biological thought from […]... More>